What, you thought only two teams would be interested in Albert Pujols at (roughly) $22 million per season?
Ha. The game is afoot, and the Angels might have a big advantage. Because, you know, they can actually fly.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Angels have gotten in on Pujols.
Yes, this might seem a little strange, considering that the Angels' 2010 first baseman is on the mend and their 2011 first baseman finished second in the Rookie of the Year balloting. But nobody knows if Kendrys Morales will actually come back strong this spring, and Mark Trumbo's .291 on-base percentage was actually one of the Angels' problems.
Also, while Vernon Wells' contract is obviously a millstone for the Angels, in the long term Arte Moreno is going to have plenty of money to spend, and $22 million per season really isn't a great deal of money for a player like Albert Pujols in a market like Southern California.
Remember when Pujols was going to get $30 million per season? Now that he's perhaps going to have a lower AAV than CC Sabathia, there's no reason why half a dozen teams shouldn't get involved. As long as they don't mind someday writing huge checks to a grandfather...